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Stopover

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Novice helmer Kaveh Bakhtiari’s cousin Mohsen was an illegal immigrant from Iran trapped in limbo in Athens.

Inspired by his cousin’s plight and moved by others in similar situations, Bakhtiari shot “Stop-Over,” an intimate portrait of men (and one woman) who had hoped to make Greece a transit point en route to other European locales, but whose reliance on smugglers or faked papers makes leaving difficult and staying almost impossible.

Though the docu needs trimming and the focused view ignores larger issues, “Stop-Over” reps a respectable entry on the topic, and could see traction at fests and with Euro satcasters.

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10/06/2016
21:30 - 23:10 H